“Trick or treating” isn’t the only activity done in groups.
For me topic inspiration appears in large overwhelming groups.
(Yes, I am aware that happy hours are best done in groups too but that’s a different post.)
Blog ideas almost always come in a baker’s dozen. Use one now and store the others. Put them in the freezer for that rainy day.
That doesn’t always work. Sometimes by the time I need it, the topic is passé. Or maybe I have lost interest. Or some other blogger peeked at my list. Or the idea got freezer burn.
Sometimes I don’t recognize the topic because of my cryptic notes. (This happens more than I’d like to admit. Some topics that I am convince would win awards can’t be deciphered.)
I can’t read my own handwriting. You would think I learned penmanship in medical school. They teach it right after dissecting humans which may account for the illegibility.
I was taught the old-fashioned way – with a mean nun and a ruler. The ruler was for my knuckles if I went out of lines. It was effective. (I’ve often wondered if people who attended Catholic school were more susceptible to arthritic knuckles.)
At the end of the day there is always something to write about. There is always cat barf, stupid people, Starbucks addictions or something incredible that just happened.
You can learn things from people. (Did you know that cheese puffs come under dairy products? This would make an interesting post. I wonder how many people use this technique to avoid healthy food?)
Perhaps I’ll be reaching in that freezer for a hearty soup of abstract ideas that I can’t read for my next post. Or maybe that’s what this post is. Stay tuned.
Oh yes, happy Halloween!